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Does teaching medical students in the office affect the way physicians complete patient-encounter forms?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9580725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To determine whether teaching medical students has concurrent economic effects on physicians and their practices. METHOD: The authors reviewed 869 patient-encounter forms completed in April 1994 and July 1995 by four family medicine physicians who were clinical faculty at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. The authors compared those forms that were completed when a third-year medical student was present for the patient encounter with those completed when a student was not present. The authors looked for differences in the distributions of billing codes and in the frequencies of in-office procedures performed and diagnostic tests ordered. RESULTS: The presence or absence of a third-year medical student had no significant effect on the variables studied. CONCLUSION: In the clinical settings studied, concurrent medical student teaching did not appear to affect the distribution of billing codes or the frequency of in-office procedures performed or diagnostic tests ordered.
J M Heath; P G Beatty
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1040-2446     ISO Abbreviation:  Acad Med     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-01     Completed Date:  1998-06-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904605     Medline TA:  Acad Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chi-Square Distribution
Clinical Clerkship*
Diagnostic Imaging
Family Practice / economics,  organization & administration
Fees, Medical
Forms and Records Control
Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
Medical Records*
New York
Patient Care
Physicians' Offices*
Practice Management, Medical* / economics,  organization & administration
Students, Medical*
Teaching / methods*

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